Experience outstanding customer service and convenient access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lee's McRae College and more at this pet-friendly Banner Elk, North Carolina hotel. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk where guests will find friendly customer service, updated guest rooms and convenient access to a variety of Western North Carolina attractions. This Banner Elk area hotel boasts 100 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable television and wireless high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to take advantage of a variety of hotel amenities including a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool, open mid June through mid September, outdoor seasonal Tiki Bar, open mid June through mid September, guest laundry, fitness center, picnic area, business services and meeting/banquet facilities accommodating up to 300 guests. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk also features a full service restaurant and lounge and is the only pet-friendly hotel in the area. Guests staying at this Blue Ridge Mountain hotel will have convenient access to a variety of outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, horseback riding and golfing. Families visiting the area will enjoy spending the day at the Orchards at Alta Pass or the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park. Grandfather Mountain, just nine miles from the hotel, provides scenic nature trails and ideal picnic areas. The hotel is also close to Lee's McRae College and Appalachian State University. The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Make a reservation today and save! Must be 18 years old to register and check-in.